Tuesday, November 27, 2012

8 weeks

How Far Along: 8 weeks

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a kidney bean this week!

Interesting Developmental Stuff: The arms and legs continue to develop - These limbs are stretching out more and more. Later on you will be feeling those feet and elbows up close and personal right in your bladder. The embryonic tail has almost disappeared.
The pituitary gland is also forming and the embryo is beginning to grow muscle fibers. The heart has divided into the right and left chambers and is beating about 150 beats a minute which is about twice the rate of an adult.
The baby's facial features are visible, including a mouth and tongue. The eyes have a retina and lens. The major muscle system is developed, and the baby starts to practice moving. The baby has its own blood type and the blood cells are produced by the liver now instead of the yolk sac.

Total Weight Gain: Will know tomorrow...hopefully staying steady at the 5 lb. weight gain.

Sleep: Falling asleep earlier and earlier every night. I was in bed by 6pm last night and asleep by 7:30pm.

Symptoms: All-day nausea. Not vomiting, but VERY close. Super tired. A bit more uterus stretching/cramping this week. Dealing with the UTI, so I'm peeing even more frequently than before.

Cravings: Bland stuff. Toast with peanut butter and Stouffer's macaroni and cheese.

Gender: No clue.

Movement: Not even close unless gas counts ;)

Maternity Clothes: Still regular clothes for work. But maternity jeans on weekends.

Milestones: 8 weeks and no spotting.

What I'm looking forward to: Ultrasound #2 tomorrow. My mom is going with me to this appointment.

The belly: Bloated and round.


  1. So exciting! Best of luck to you at your ultrasound tomorrow. I can't wait to see some new pics!!! :)

  2. Michelle - I was over on BabyCenter and wondering how you were doing. I'm so glad I clicked over to your blog to see you are expecting! Happy and healthy 9 months to you!


  3. Michelle, I came across your blog and was thinking of you as well! So excited to hear that you are pregnant!!!!


  4. So excited for you and your appointment tomorrow!! Yay for getting to see your little babe again! Happy 8 weeks - such a milestone! I felt once I hit 8 weeks, the time started passing quickly. Toast and peanut butter has been one of my favorites this pregnancy. I'm so happy for you, M!! Seeing "8 weeks" makes me smile! Enjoy your u/s tomorrow! Lots of love xoxox

  5. Happy to hear your little kidney bean is doing well! Happy 8 weeks to you!!